Oreophryne loriae
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Asterophryinae
Species Description: Menzies 1976., Handbook and Common New Guinea Frogs.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Papua New Guinea


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the type locality, Moroka, and from the Milne Bay area, in Papua New Guinea. It is a lowland species.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from lowland rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development (like other species in the genus).


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its major threats are unknown.

Conservation Actions

The Extent of Occurrence, habitat requirements and current population status of this species need to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Recordings of the call from the type locality are needed to stabilise the identification of this species. We follow Menzies (1976) in recognising that this species is distinct from Oreophryne biroi.


Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Oreophryne loriae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57922A11702514. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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